Russia: Navy to Receive 12 Su-30SM Fighters

first_imgCorporation Irkut will deliver 40 multirole fighters Su-30SM to Russian defense ministry within the nearest few years, reports Interfax citing the corporation’s president Alexei Fedorov.“State Arms Program plans the deliveries of those airplanes to start in 2013. Perhaps, we’ll hand over a couple of them next year to complete state tests, and hopefully, serial deliveries would start since 2013”, added Fedorov.State Arms Program 2011-2020 provides procurement of 28 fighters Su-30SM for Air Force and 12 same aircrafts for Navy. “We have almost settled all technical aspects with defense ministry”, said Fedorov adding that defense ministry had earlier requested all information regarding the aircraft costs.It was reported late in July 2011 that twelve Su-30SM fighters would join Black Sea Fleet aviation and replace obsolete front-line bombers Su-24 stationed at Gvardeysky air base in Crimea. Irkut plans to sign the aircraft delivery contract with Air Force in 2012. Apart from 28 Su-30SM fighters, that agreement would contain an option for other 12 aircrafts. It is planned to start Su-30SM flight tests late in 2011.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, August 22, 2011; Russia: Navy to Receive 12 Su-30SM Fighters August 22, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Fighters View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Industry news View post tag: Su-30SM View post tag: receive View post tag: Russia View post tag: 12 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Navy to Receive 12 Su-30SM Fighters last_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was offered Oct. 28 at St. Joseph’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, North Bergen, for Nicola Colangelo, 87, of North Bergen. He passed away Oct. 23. He was the owner of Colangelo General Contracting in North Bergen. He was the husband of Giuditta Colangelo; father of Margherita Colangelo, Aniello Colangelo and Alessandro Colangelo; brother of Melina Colangelo and Teresa Colangelo; grandfather of Rita, Giuditta, Valentina, Giulia, Nicola, Alessandro and Luciana.Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.last_img read more

ADM confirms cocoa sale speculation

first_imgADM has confirmed that a sale of its cocoa business could be on the cards.However, it was quick to point out that the business regularly evaluates its strategic options “and maintains ongoing dialogue with other agribusiness companies to explore opportunities”.Jackie Anderson, spokesperson for the global ingredients company, said: “We are currently engaged in discussions about the potential sale of our cocoa business.“These discussions are ongoing, and there can be no assurance that they will result in the signing of a transaction or definitive agreement. We will communicate further if appropriate.”ADM is one of the world’s largest processers and suppliers of cocoa and chocolate products.last_img read more

Barack Obama, Decorated Playlist Curator & Former POTUS, Shares List Of Favorite Songs Of 2018

first_imgEven though he’s no longer the President, Barack Obama is still working at one of his longtime side hustles: creating surprisingly eclectic playlists for the people of the world to enjoy. Today, as the year draws to a close, Barry O has shared a list of his year-end lists of his favorite books, movies, and songs of 2018.As Obama notes in his social media post,As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Here’s my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening. You can check out a list of Obama’s favorite songs of 2018 below, which includes the likes of Leon Bridges, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Brandi Carlile, Cardi B, J. Cole, Prince, Chance The Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Hozier, Mavis Staples, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and more.“Apes••t” by The Carters“Bad Bad News” by Leon Bridges“Could’ve Been” by H.E.R. (feat. Bryson Tiller)“Disco Yes” by Tom Misch (feat. Poppy Ajudha)“Ekombe” by Jupiter & Okwess“Every Time I Hear That Song” by Brandi Carlile“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde“Historia De Un Amor” by Tonina (feat. Javier Limón and Tali Rubinstein)“I Like It” by Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin)“Kevin’s Heart” by J. Cole“King For A Day” by Anderson East“Love Lies” by Khalid & Normani“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe“Mary Don’t You Weep” (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version) by Prince“My Own Thing” by Chance the Rapper (feat. Joey Purp)“Need a Little Time” by Courtney Barnett“Nina Cried Power” by Hozier (feat. Mavis Staples)“Nterini” by Fatoumata Diawara“One Trick Ponies” by Kurt Vile“Turnin’ Me Up” by BJ the Chicago Kid“Wait by the River” by Lord Huron“Wow Freestyle” by Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar)And in honor of one of the great jazz singers of all time, who died this year, a classic album: The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2018As you may recall, as Obama was about to vacate the nation’s highest office in early 2017, Spotify put out a job listing for a “President of Playlists” position that seemed perfect for the former POTUS. While he didn’t take the job, we still feel that he would’ve been a great fit for the role. Well, he may have been the only fit for the role. You can see the desired qualifications for that “President of Playlists” gig at Spotify below: Have at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation.Familiar with the Spotify platform, with experience in programming playlists at a federal level. Anything from an eclectic summer playlist, to a celebratory, “I just found my birth certificate” playlist.Have good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians. Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash? We’d love to hear about it!Can speak passionately about playlists at press events. Let us be clear, you should be nothing short of one of the greatest speakers of all time.A keen attention to detail and consistency. Able to work closely with other departments, so playlists can hold up to public scrutiny.Someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize.President of Playlists Job Requirementslast_img read more

HSPH study dispels type 2 diabetes myth

first_img Read Full Story Being overweight or obese does not lead to improved survival among patients with type 2 diabetes. The large-scale study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers refutes previous studies that have suggested that, for people with diabetes, being overweight or obese could lead to lower mortality for people compared with normal-weight persons — the so-called “obesity paradox.”The study appears in the January 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.“These data dispel the notion that being overweight or obese confers survival advantage among diabetic patients,” said Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH and senior author of the study. “Clearly, weight management is an important therapeutic strategy for overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes.”The researchers analyzed data from 8,970 women in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital-based Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and 2,457 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) with type 2 diabetes. They calculated participants’ body-mass index (BMI) shortly before the diagnosis of diabetes and excluded participants reporting a history of diabetes at baseline or cardiovascular disease or cancer before they were diagnosed with diabetes; underweight participants were also excluded. Participants were followed for a maximum of 36 years (NHS) and 26 years (HPFS). A total of 3,083 deaths were recorded.last_img read more

Flavonoid-rich foods and drinks may prevent erectile dysfunction

first_imgMen who consume just three or four weekly portions of foods and drinks containing flavonoids—which include berries, citrus fruits, and red wine—may reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia. They also found that men who were physically active in addition to consuming high amounts of flavonoids had the lowest risk of erectile dysfunction.The study was published online January 13, 2016 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Making lifestyle choices to improve their erectile function may have the added benefit of improving men’s heart health, said senior author Eric Rimm, professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Chan. “Erectile dysfunction is often an early barometer of poor vascular function and offers a critical opportunity to intervene and prevent cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and even death,” he told The Telegraph in a January 13, 2016 article. “Men with erectile dysfunction are likely to be highly motivated to make healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising more and eating the right foods—which would greatly benefit their long-term cardiovascular health as well.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: The Audience Ends Run with Highest-Grossing Week

first_imgTony winner Helen Mirren took her final bow in The Audience on June 28 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, and theatergoers showered her with oodles of riches. Well, $1,425,523, to be exact. The play concluded its run with its highest-grossing week and with a capacity once again over 100%. Meanwhile, a handful of new musicals celebrated their highest-earning weeks as well, including the Tony-winning Fun Home and The King and I, plus Something Rotten! and Finding Neverland. An Act of God inched closer to hitting the $1 million mark. With summer crowds flocking to see Jim Parsons as the Almighty, the play looks poised to extend its run. A change of venue would be in order, though; Thérèse Raquin inhabits Studio 54 beginning in October.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 28:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1.The Lion King ($2,120,670)2. Wicked ($2,047,143)3. Aladdin ($1,644,688)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,524,996)5. An American in Paris ($1,433,433)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($538,365)**4. Wolf Hall Parts One & Two ($515,472)3. It Shoulda Been You ($415,180)2. Hand to God ($400,070)1. Amazing Grace ($200,392)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Fun Home (103.55%)2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)3. The Audience (101.85%)**4. Matilda (100.34%)5. The King and I (100.02%)=5. The Lion King (100.02%)=5. Aladdin (100.02%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (76.62%)4. It Shoulda Been You (75.09%)3. On the Town (69.92%)2. Amazing Grace (59.91%)*1. Wolf Hall Parts One & Two (49.71%)* Number based on five preview performances** Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

No surprises as Equant signs in Slough

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Ancient eye-popping martial art gains popularity in modern Vietnam

first_imgIn a sunny temple courtyard in Vietnam, Le Van Thang pushes an iron rod hard against his eye socket and tries to make it bend — his dizzying strength honed through years of practicing centuries-old martial art Thien Mon Dao.Thang, 28, is one of an increasing number of Vietnamese to find refuge in a sport that grew out of a need to protect the country from invaders, but now offers a route to mental wellbeing in the rapidly changing Communist nation.Practitioners of Thien Mon Dao have long taken pride in the incredible shows of strength that form part of their routines. The eye-popping feats include bending metal against their bodies, carrying heavy objects using their throats and lying under the path of motorbikes.Now many say they also take pleasure from how the sport — which includes elements of self-defense, kung fu and weapons training — has steered them on a new course.Thang, a furniture seller who first began practicing eight years ago, said he used to get into fights in high school and was also a gambler. “Once I stole money from my family but after that, I was brought to Thien Mon Dao by my family and I changed,” he told AFP. “There are so many benefits: I learned how to express my ideas, how to walk properly and behave.”Thien Mon Dao was first developed in the 10th century, according to master Nguyen Khac Phan, whose school trains in the complex of an ornate temple on the outskirts of Hanoi.In recent years it’s seen a surge in popularity, he says, with up to three new clubs set up in the capital each year. Vietnam currently has around 30,000 Thien Mon Dao practitioners across the country, with occasional public performances helping boost the sport’s appeal.”People come for different purposes but mostly they want to improve their health and mental health,” added Phan, who has been teaching the sport since the early 1990s.”Learning martial arts can help people see life in a better way, improve their strength… give up their mistakes to aim for better things,” he said.From tiny children who have barely started school to people in their eighties, Thien Mon Dao embraces anyone who wants to kick their way up through 18 different levels and seven belts.Sixteen-year-old Vu Thi Ngoc Diep, one of around 10 women training at the temple compound, said the sport had also given her a way to fight gender stereotypes.”Southeast Asian people think that girls should be gentle and not suitable for learning martial arts,” she said. “But I see it differently.”center_img Topics :last_img read more